Easter Egg Hunt CANCELED

After careful consideration, the Rice Township Board of Supervisors regrets to announce the cancelation of its Easter Egg Hunt to have been held on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 1:00PM. In an abundance of caution, given current events concerning COVID-19 (the coronavirus), the Supervisors recognize that the large number of people attracted to the event including grandparents might be at risk for exposure to the disease. The Supervisors thank the staff and residents who were working to put on the Egg Hunt for all their hard work up. The Supervisors anticipate hosting a community event in the fall.

Updated MACOG and Recycling Hours


Location:  Oak Hill Road in the Crestwood Industrial Park
Hours:  Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 10am-4pm, April 2nd thru November
Requires Annual Permit ($10 for residents, $50 for landscapers), which may be purchased from the Township Secretary during normal business hours.

Leaves, grass and small branches are accepted.

Mulch will be available for purchase, rates to be announced.

The annual leaf pickup program for 2017 will begin on October 16th and end on November 16th.  To participate, you MUST have a COG sticker for 2017 ($10.00) and you MUST register with the Township Secretary at the Township Office,  Leaves must be in clear plastic bags.  After November 16, you may take your leaves to the COG recycling center.


Attendant:  Curt Hardiman
Hours of Operation:  Saturday 9am-2pm
Beginning April 6th, Summer Hours are in effect: 
Saturday 9am-2pm and Wednesday 4pm to 7pm

Tax Bill Advisory

Please be advised that the tax collector ONLY has office hours at the Township Building during the Rebate Period.  This period is the time period on your tax bill when you receive a discount.  After that period, bills must be mailed to the tax collector.  At no time may tax bills be dropped off at the Municipal Building.

The Tax Collector will be at the Rice Township Municipal Building during the Rebate period:  Mondays from 4pm to 6pm.


Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled!


Rice Township’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday March 12th at 10am.  A rain date is set for March 13th at 10am.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Rice Township Municipal Park:
3000 Church Road
Mountain Top, PA 18707

All are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend!


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Gypsy Moth Forum

Wright Township Environmental Advisory Council will hold a gypsy moth forum at 7 tonight (Monday, August 3rd) at the Wright Township Municipal Building. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Service who will present information on the gypsy moth and answer residents’ questions. All Mountain Top residents are invited.